Vector/Merc 80 needs Speed

We have a 1977 vector with a 1980 80 horse merc with tilt and trim but no jackplate and we are running at about 40 mph we want to get more speed and would like to try a different prop which do you recommend for this setup.

Thank-you the Youngs

Try a 22 pitch Laser II Mercury Prop. This should get you to the mid to high 40ís. You will need that much pitch because of the 2.33 to 1 gear ration of the 80 hp Merc.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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